Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


Chapter 17: Université d’Ottawa / Passing / The Brooks Residence

17.3 The Brooks Residence at Université d’Ottawa Part 1

Following his death, the Université d’Ottawa decided to honor their former Housing Director by naming the new, planned student residence the Brooks Residence.

Hubert Brooks had tirelessly campaigned to improve the lot of student housing and had pushed for the construction of this residence.

The inauguration of the $22+M Brooks Residence was held on 17-February 1988.
Wife Birthe Brooks and son Ralf Brooks attended on behalf of the family.

Photo: RSVP from University of Ottawa for Brooks  Residence Dedication Ceremony Photo:  University of Ottawa Program of Activities for Brooks  Residence Dedication Ceremony Photo:  University of Ottawa Summary of Hubert Brooks Job Function for Brooks  Residence Dedication Ceremony
BROOKS RESIDENCE Formal DEDICATION CEREMONY
1. Pierre Boulet Makes Opening Comments as Federation Student President Gilles Marchildon, Ralf Brooks, Birthe Brooks
and Dr D'Iorio (located center-right in photo) listen attentively
2. Birthe Brooks Unveils Commemerative Plaque as Dr. Antoine D’Iorio on Right Claps
Photos Courtesy: Université d’Ottawa
University of Ottawa Brooks  Residence Dedication Ceremony Photo 1 with Birthe and Ralf Brooks Present University of Ottawa Brooks  Residence Dedication Ceremony Photo 2 with Birthe Brooks Unveiling Commemorative Plaque
Birthe Brooks poses with Plaque Dedicating University of Ottawa Student Residence as Brooks Residence
Photos Courtesy: Université d’Ottawa
Birthe Brooks poses with Plaque Dedicating University of Ottawa Student Residence as Brooks Residence
Hubert Brooks Commemerative Plaque on Wall of Main Entrance to University of Ottawa Brooks Residence
Photos Courtesy: Université d’Ottawa
Hubert Brooks Commemerative Plaque on Wall of Entrance to University of Ottawa Brooks Residence
University of Ottawa Newspaper Headline announing opening of Brooks Residence NewsPhoto University of Ottawa  Brooks Residence as seen from Thompson Residence Article on Brooks Residence University of Ottawa Gazette VOL XXIII 3 1988 page 7 Article on Brooks Residence University of Ottawa Gazette VOL XXIII 1 1988 page 1 Univ of Ottawa  Newspaper article on University of Ottawa  Brooks Residence Ceremonies La Rotondre  Newspaper article on University of Ottawa  Brooks Residence Ceremonies

The name has been subsequently amended to the Brooks Complex. This $23-million Brooks Complex contains the Brooks Residence which has living space for 708 students (708 beds in 17 4-storey clusters, each with 11 to 12 units), and offers 400 underground parking spaces and houses the Bernadette Child Care Centre, which can accommodate 60 children, as well as classrooms and some offices for various university services. Among others, the administrative offices of co-op education programs and Housing Services are located in this complex.

The Brooks Complex is bounded by the Ottawa streets of:
622-638 King Edward Avenue,
85-95 Marie Curie,
75-101 Louis Pasteur and
100 Thomas More.

Part 2 on the BROOKS RESIDENCE continues in the next SECTION.........




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